Monday, July 18, 2011

Frappuccino Anyone?

It's hot out there today - I saw so many Starbucks Frappuccinos walking around downtown that it inspired me to share some nutritional information with you (I also included iced tea for the non-coffee drinkers). You can get the Nutrition by the Cup brochure at a Starbucks near you if you're interested in checking out more nutritional information.

I used the brochure to compile the chart below. The values represent grande, non-fat, no-whip beverages (although I included the information for the whipped cream). There are many ways to customize your drinks so keep that in mind.

Beverage
Calories
Fat (g)
Sat. Fat (g)
Carb (g)
Sugar (g)
Protein (g)
Caffeine (mg)
Shaken Iced Tea
80
0
0
16
15
0
Varies
Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade
130
0
0
33
25
0
Varies
Coffee Frappuccino
220
0
0
51
50
4
95
Mocha Frappuccino
260
1
0.5
61
58
4
110
Caramel Frappuccino
250
0
0
60
59
4
100
Java Chip Frappuccino
310
4
3
67
62
5
110
Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
240
0
0
56
55
5
0
Whipped Cream
110
11
7
3
2
1
0

You can choose to change your milk (this will affect calories and fat), ask for a "light" frappuccino to get 1/3 fewer calories, ask for no whip, and adjust the syrups. It is a lengthy ordering process, but you can make sure you're getting what you want.

If healthy eating (and drinking) is on your mind you can also choose a tall (small) for portion control, limit the amount of times you purchase a specialty drink, or even share with someone.

Also remember that water is a great calorie free way to quench your thirst!

Steph Wheler
www.nutrishus.com

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